Rabbi Miriam will resume accepting new students in October of 2022.
Brit Milah/Hatafat Dam Brit: Required (Approved certification of the procedure is also acceptable.)
Mikveh: Required (Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y.)
Bet Din: Required (Conservative rabbis and/or cantors)
Conversion Location: Orangeburg, N.Y. and surrounding areas
Students Accepted: Mitzvah, Chai
Conversion requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic
Brit Milah/Hatafat Dam Brit: Required (No change)
Mikveh: Required (No change)
Bet Din: Required (At least one Conservative clergy member must be present at the mikveh; other members of bet din may participate virtually via video conferencing.)
I am happy to work with
Families with children
Interfaith or dual-faith relationships: Other-than-Jewish partners’ involvement is strongly encouraged
My whole life I have been on a spiritual journey exploring different ways of engaging with the rich tapestry of Judaism. I also love studying Jewish text and using it as a springboard for ways that we can make the world a better place.
Although I grew up in a Conservative household and have Conservative Smicha (ordination), I am continually on a physical and spiritual journey having started my rabbinical studies at a Reform rabbinical school and studied in modern Orthodox settings both as a child and as an adult. I have also lived in many places from Boulder, Colo. where I was born to New Orleans, La. to London, UK and Jerusalem, IL to name a few.
I love the outdoors and am an avid hiker and environmental activist. Gardening, knitting, and reading are also activities I enjoy in my spare time.
I can hardly wait to accompany you on your spiritual journey!
The Jewish Theological Seminary
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master in Hebrew Literature
University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies and Environmental Studies